A good headline for Mitt Romney:
A former four-term Democratic congressman from Alabama and one time strong supporter of President Barack Obama will campaign for Mitt Romney Wednesday.
A Romney campaign aide confirms to CNN that Artur Davis will stump for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in the battleground state of Virginia.
Davis, who is black, may be best known for seconding Obama's nomination at the Democratic National Convention in 2008, when he served as an Obama campaign co-chairman.
If you remember, Davis publicly abandoned Obama in May after claiming that the Democratic party was "not Bill Clinton's Democratic party" anymore, and that Obama had been too hostile to business.
One month later, he cited Chris Christie and Bobby Jindal's reforms as his political inspiration.
"If I look at the Republican governors in this country right now -- I look at Christie, I look at Bobby Jindal -- I see people who are making constructive, intelligent reforms that are standing up to the teacher's union, standing up to the state employees' unions in their communities, and they're making the touch choices that have to be made.
And I found myself admiring of all that."
Here was Davis in June.
While we're on the topic of prominent African-Americans who've stiff-armed Obama, let's also talk about Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, who announced last month that he wouldn't endorse either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney.
That was a big, symbolic blow to the president. The Democratic Brown is enormously popular in Jacksonville, and Obama has spent quite a bit of time (and money) in the area.
Will that eat into Obama's margins in the area? No, probably not. But it might dim enthusiasm, and Obama needs huge black turnout in Duval County to help carry Florida.